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A 21-year-old female asked:

How diabetes mellitus considered as a risk factor of colorectal cancer ? why ?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 51 years experience
Diabetes and cancer: This has come up many times but no one is sure. It is very unlikely if you at age 21 (presume you have type 1 diabetes) would have colorectal cancer. Does that cancer run in your family? Is that why you are concerned? If so make sure your doctor is aware of that.

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